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Every known remedy was tried in an attempt to cure her, but none had any effect. Plot Summary. All rights reserved. Toggle navigation First People. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. A beauty with light brown skin and blue eyes, she attracts much attention in her new home.
Race had never been an issue for her before because she lived with her parents — a black man and a Danish woman — on an Air Force base overseas. Rachel also struggles to find common ground between her old-fashioned grandmother and herself. Rachel dreams of learning and college while her grandmother thinks the best Rachel can do is to get a good husband and a job as a secretary.
Meanwhile, Brick, a boy who had seen Robbie fall from the roof meets Rachel at a Salvation Army center where Rachel is working for the summer.
As a child, Brick had visited Rachel in her hospital room and had gotten to know her father. Rachel had never known about Charles or how he died. The story is told through the points of view of a variety of narrators including Rachel, Brick, Roger, Nella, and Laronne.
The stories they tell weave together to form a complete picture of Nella and Roger and their lives together. Themes addressed in the novel include the prejudice faced by black and biracial individuals as well as the different ways people handle grief in their lives. Read more from the Study Guide.
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Sign In. View the Study Pack. Plot Summary. Part 1, pgs. Bravely making the attempt, he succeeded in bringing up soil from the depths of the sea.
This was carefully spread over the carapace of the Turtle, and at once both began to grow in size and depth. After the young woman recovered from the illness from which she suffered when she was cast down from the upper world, she built herself a shelter, in which she lived quite contentedly.
In the course of time she brought forth a girl baby, who grew rapidly in size and intelligence. When the daughter had grown to young womanhood, the mother and she were accustomed to go out to dig wild potatoes. Her mother had said to her that in doing this she must face the West at all times. Before long the young daughter gave signs that she was about to become a mother. Her mother reproved her, saying that she had violated the injunction not to face the east, as her condition showed that she had faced the wrong way while digging potatoes.
It is said that the breath of the West Wind had entered her person, causing conceptions When the days of her delivery were at hand, she overheard twins within her body in a hot debate as to which should be born first and as to the proper place of exit, one declaring that he was going to emerge through the armpit of his mother, the other saying that he would emerge in the natural way. The first one born, who was of a reddish color, was called Othagwenda; that is, Flint.
The other, who was light in color, was called Djuskaha; that is, the Little Sprout. The grandmother of the twins liked Djuskaha and hated the other; so they cast Othagwenda into a hollow tree some distance from the lodge. The boy that remained in the lodge grew very rapidly, and soon was able to make himself bows and arrows and to go out to hunt in the vicinity. Finally, for several days he returned home without his bow and arrows. At last he was asked why he had to have a new bow and arrows every morning.
He replied that there was a young boy in a hollow tree in the neighborhood who used them. The grandmother inquired where the tree stood, and he told her; whereupon then they went there and brought the other boy home again.
When the boys had grown to man's estate, they decided that it was necessary for them to increase the size of their island, so they agreed to start out together, afterward separating to create forests and lakes and other things.
They parted as agreed, Othagwenda going westward and Djuskaha eastward. In the course of time, on returning, they met in their shelter or lodge at night, then agreeing to go the next day to see what each had made. First they went west to see what Othagwenda had made. It was found that he had made the country all rocks and full of ledges, and also a mosquito which was very large.
Djuskaha asked the mosquito to run, in order that he might see 'whether the insect could fight. The mosquito ran, and sticking his bill through a sapling, thereby made it fall, at which Djuskaha said, "That will not be right, for you would kill the people who are about to come.
He also modified some of the other animals which his brother had made. After returning to their lodge, they agreed to go the next day to see what Djuskaha had fashioned. On visiting the east the next day, they found that Djuskaha had made a large number of animals which were so fat that they could hardly move; that he had made the sugar-maple trees to drop syrup; that he had made the sycamore tree to bear fine fruit; that the rivers were so formed that half the water flowed upstream and the other half downstream.